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Taxes We Can Look Forward To

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

I saw this article on the IBD website about the future of the Federal Income Tax. I’m not looking forward to this future: “The lowest bracket for the personal income tax, for instance, moves up 50% — to 15% from 10%. The next lowest bracket—25%—will rise to 28%, and the old 28% bracket will be […]

What the 2011 Federal Marginal Tax Rates Could Look Like – Pure Speculation

Monday, July 13th, 2009

I’ve been doing a little reading lately about the taxes. As we all know, the Bush tax cuts expire after 2010. There is talk about leaving the tax cuts alone for the lower brackets but bringing back the 36% and 39.6% tax brackets for taxable incomes of $250,000 and above. Based on that information, I […]

Interesting Question Regarding Tax Software

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

Philip, a long-time AFM reader, sent me this email: I was wondering what your opinion is on whether you think that the availability of simplified tax software has left many people knowing even less about their taxes than they used to? I know recently Nickel had a post about taxes and lots of people seemed […]

A Look at the 2009 Federal Income Tax Brackets

Friday, January 9th, 2009

Here’s a quick look at the 2009 Federal Income Tax Brackets along with a comparison to 2008. Not a lot of changes. Source: Wall Street Journal Source: Wall Street Journal The standard deduction will increase to $11,400 from $10,900 for joint filers ($5,700 from $5,450 for single filers). The personal exemption for 2009 is $3,650* […]

The IRS Knows What Happens In Vegas

Thursday, February 7th, 2008

As a blogger, I get lots of article submissions and press releases sent to me on a daily basis. Normally, I ignore them but I thought this one was worth sharing. I received this last week before the Super Bowl but am just now getting around to posting it. The IRS Knows What Happens in […]

A Preview of the 2008 Federal Income Tax Brackets

Wednesday, September 26th, 2007

Here’s a look at the expected Federal Income Tax brackets for 2008. The official brackets from the IRS won’t be available until later this year. I found these numbers in an article in today’s Wall Street Journal, which has the following three individuals listed as the source for their information: William Massey, RIA tax analyst […]

Taking an Early Withdrawal From 401(k) – Does it Make Sense?

Thursday, May 17th, 2007

Here’s an email I received from a reader: I’ve been a passive reader of your blogs for quite sometime and i’ve a learnt a lot about finance. I am Indian student in F1 visa status. I recently got a job and I plan to work for around 5 yrs in H1B status before I go […]

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